Gainsboro Park in Pleasant Ridge- Visitor’s Guide and Photo Gallery

Gainsboro Park features a beautiful playground as well as sports fields, picnic and patio spaces, restrooms, walking path, and green space.

Gainsboro Park
Address: Gainsboro Ave, Pleasant Ridge, MI 48069

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Photo Credit: Amber Louchart

Gainsboro Park Amenities

This community park offers guests plenty of green space to explore. Visitors can also enjoy an extensive playscape designed for children over the age of 5. The toddler playscape has a similar design and is intended for children from the ages of 2 to 5.

Gainsboro Park in Pleasant Ridge Playground

In addition to the playground, the park offers several sports fields. These fields includ a basketball court, tennis courts, soccer fields as well as a basball diamond. Bleacher seating is available near some of the fields too.

baseball field

Gainsboro Park also offers a small shelter with restrooms. The restrooms were open on the day we visited, however, a resident let me know that that isn’t always the case. A drinking fountain, plenty of picnic seating and several shaded areas make this a nice park for a picnic.

restrooms and seating at Gainsboro Park

One of the best surprises during our visit was that a train passed right behind the park. Most of the children stopped to watch the train pass within a few feet. The tracks are separated from the park by not only a fence, but also a small berm of dirt along the east side of the park.

Victory Park Flynn Field in Pleasant Ridge

At the south side of the park, there is a lone swing set, together with a Little Free Library and a sign that reads Victory Park Flynn Field. However, according to the cities website, the is park of the Gainbboro park property.

Gainsboro Park Overview:

Play Elements: several different structures for children ages 2 to 12
Swings: traditional as well as baby bucket swings
Surface: grass together with astroturf
Unique Features: rock wall
Bathrooms:  yes
Drinking Fountain: yes
Shade: partial
Pavilion:  no
Picnic Tables: yes
Grills: no
Sports Fields: baseball diamond, soccer fields, basketball court together with tennis courts
Walking Trails: yes, paved trail
Parking: street parking as well as several small lots
Tot Play Structure: yes
Fenced in: no
Seating: park benches along with cafe tables and chairs

Connect with the City of Pleasant Ridge


Parks in Pleasant Ridge, Michigan

  • Community Center Park – outdoor patio gathering space, play structure, volleyball as well as open recreation space.
  • Community Pool
  • Hessel Park – open recreation space.
  • Woodward Greenbelt Parks – passive recreation space, gardens, and walkways.
  • Memorial Park
  • Stevenson Park
  • Gainsboro Park – features a beautiful playground as well as sports fields, picnic and patio spaces, restrooms, walking path, and green space.

Finally, you may want to check out our Ten Favorite Playgrounds in Metro Detroit.

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